1926 – He was born Richard Norman Anderson on the 8th day of March this year in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA.
1949 – He appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O’Clock High.
1950 – He did comedy a scene on a "screen test"-like TV series called "Lights, Camera, Action!" and impressed the right people at MGM, who offered him a contract.
1955 – He married Carol Lee Ladd this year, the marriage last only for a year.
1957 – After leaving MGM he continued to dabble in movies while at the same time becoming a huge presence on TV. He was a regular (Police Lt. Drum) during the last season of TV’s "Perry Mason".
1961 – He married Katharine Thalberg, they were blessed with three daughters and divorced in 1973.
1963 – In the high-rated last episode of "The Fugitive", he plays Richard Kimble’s (David Janssen) brother-in-law, and is briefly suspected of being the real killer of Kimble’s wife.
1974 – He became a regular on "The Six Million Dollar Man", Anderson has more recently produced the TV-movie reprises of that series.
1976 – From this year to 1978, he played Oscar Goldman on both "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman" (1976).
2005 – He appeared as a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Ty Hardin, Henry Darrow, Donna Douglas, Elena Verdugo, Jo Morrow, Ed Nelson and Lorna Gray.